Orthopedic practice pays $165K to settle allegations of discrimination


Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona Orthopedics paid $165,000 to settle allegations of gender discrimination and retaliation, The Washington Times reports.

In a lawsuit filed on Sept. 4, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused NAO of refusing to hire male candidates because of their gender and retaliating against a male applicant who complained about the alleged discrimination.

NAO was accused of hiring women over more-qualified male candidates on at least two occasions.

Under the settlement, NAO is required to revise its hiring and equal employment opportunity policies and train employees.

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